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National Gallery of Canada

380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4 , Canada (Byward Market Area)
613-990-1985
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Ranked #10 of 144 Attractions in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Dating back to 1880, this visual arts museum holds in trust a collection of European and Canadian paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photos.
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Lloydminster, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Most of the time I was here I spent at the Empress of Ireland exhibit. It is very well done and worth your time to check it out. I also spent some time exploring the First Nations exhibit. Great for families or those exploring on their own.

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St. Albert, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Glorious experience here. This is one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever been to (in terms of modernism). The art was eclectic and fantastic, it is serene and well laid out and its central location makes it so easy to get to. Three of the most well spent hours I've had. As an added bonus, their cafeteria has... More

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Vancouver, B.C.
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I had the opportunity to visit the National Gallery on a first visit to Ottawa. I'm not sure what I was impressed with more - the art or the building! The entire building was outstanding from the atriums to the gigantic hallway to the expansive great hall. I was very impressed with the variety of art found within the gallery.... More

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Quebec City, Canada
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The main temporary exhibition of Gustave Doré is very interesting... well enough to keep my 13 years old interested for 45 minutes. It was our first visit to this Gallery. 2 levels to visit. Its easy to park under, though I thought expensive, $11 for 2+ hours after paying entrance at $23 an adult and a teen.. Its easy also... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is my favourite place to spend the afternoon inside in the city. If you like art you will love the National Gallery. We own an impressive number of works spanning centuries.

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you are an art-lover this is a must see. They had so much variety from religious icons from 1200 to contemporary art. I was pleasantly surprised to see so many famous artists' work such as Monet, Dali, Picasso, Gauguin, and Van Gogh,

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Brampton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My family purchased a package deal at the museum for $99.00. We could visit 8 museums in 7 days. We only had 4 days but we did visit 4 museums. The National Gallery was one of our favorites. My kids are very good with not touching but they did get caught touching a piece of art. Oops! We had lunch... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We loved our visit to the National Gallery. There is a tremendously varied collection with something to suit every taste. The architecture is stunning and the art displayed in a really thoughtful way. This should be on any visitors must do list.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This location really has a variety of interesting and amazing artwork. Very interesting and intriguing, I saw a school of kids when I went and they seemed to enjoy it. Worth the visit if your an art lover.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A beautiful building with a fabulous view of the Parliament Buildings and a fantastic collection of art work.

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